An Artist’s Tiny House (RV)

Not just any tiny house includes a lovely spacious loft area to escape and create art.

Emily, a lovely artist decided she wanted a place to call home. Not only does she love art but she’s also a barista.  Take a look at Emily’s 26′ Clear Creek Tiny House RV.

Thank you so much Emily for allowing us the pleasure of working with you and for trusting us as your tiny house on wheels RV builder! We hope you enjoy creating art in your new cozy home.

 Here are the standard features:

2 X 4 Construction

Blown in Fiberglass Batt Insulation – R-15 in walls, R-15 Ceiling and R-13 Floor

Board and Batt siding painted:  Sherwin Williams Passive #SW7064

Trim – Sherwin Williams – Standard White

Standing Seam Metal Roofing – Light Grey

Kinro windows – double pane – Sliding– tempered glass

Interior walls pine tongue and groove white washed in standard white

Ceiling pine tongue and groove, clear coated

Floor – one sheet vinyl –Diamond in Charcoal Brown

36” ½ lite exterior Door painted Sherwin Williams, Afternoon #SW6675

28” rear, flat panel, exterior door painted standard white

Front 7’ sleeping loft, with pine tongue and groove floors, clear coated

Rear 5’ loft with built in desk area with footwell

Mid Kitchen with 24” Deep Stainless Undermount Sink

Gooseneck Satin Nickel Faucet

Premier 20” White Range

Refrigerator – Dometic RM3962 with Custom White Panels

Cabinets –White Shaker Style

Countertop – Maple Butcher Block

1 Track Light in kitchen

5’ Rear bathroom with Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Separett Composting Toilet

60” Soaking tub with shower walls.  Chrome faucet with Camco handheld shower head

Custom Built pine closet

Dakota sconce lights

Pine ladder with hanging rod

Custom made pine, fold down, ladder with landing platform

Custom Pine couch platform that pulls out for a bed

53 gallon fresh water holding tank with pump

Twin Fresh Comfo vent #RA-50-2

Prepped for Washer/Dryer

Truma Tankless Water Heater

20,000 BTU Propane Furnace

30 AMP RV main electrical panel,  Power Cord and Connection

RV Propane Connection with propane cover. Hose Bib water connection

Pex Plumbing pipe

Tiny House Living Build Yours Today

We’d love to  introduce  Linda’s Tiny House living space.

Clear Creek, is one of Tiny Idahomes most popular builds.  Linda is beyond thrilled  and couldn’t wait to experience tiny living in her new stunning space.

Linda decided on a 26′ Clear Creek Tiny Home RV after deciding change was necessary. Linda wanted to be closer to her husband Paul of over 20 years. Paul was admitted in a nursing home and  after months of having to travel 6 hours a day Linda decided to sell her home. Now, Linda can spend less time traveling to get Paul to his doctor appointments and more time with him & enjoying her new space.

We asked Linda why she chose Tiny Idahomes as her builder and this is what she had to say; ” After taking a tour in your factory I noticed the great workmanship & I was impressed. But, it wasn’t until I had questions and Tiny Idahomes was very personal about accommodating all the changes I wanted to make. They are just amazing about communication and making me feel I made the perfect decision. I would highly recommend them to everyone.”

Below you’ll see her spacious bright and airy Clear Creek home.

Linda is happy to be closer to Paul and feels right at home in Emmett, Idaho.

We thoroughly enjoyed being there with her through every step of the process, from her design, color combinations, picking options, to her completed “home”.

Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of working with you and for trusting us as your tiny house on wheels RV builder!

 

2019 Cascade Model – New Design, New Features

We are proud to present the new look of our Cascade Model tiny house. This stunning model is a non-lofted model, featuring a downstairs bedroom, beautiful spacious kitchen, 12 volt lights, holding tanks, awning and many other features

Here are some of the upgrades and features of this model:

  • 6″ on center beadboard interior wall
  • Truma Tankless water heater
  • 12 volt lighting
  • Full Light Exterior Door with built in blinds
  • 20′ 12 volt electric awning
  • 20,000 BTU Dometic Furnace
  • Lacquered Stained Interior Trim Package
  • Black/Gray and fresh holding tanks with 12 volt pump
  • Jack-knife couch with fold down center
  • Built in fold down table and 2 chairs
  • Furrion DVD/CD player/Stereo with 4 built in speakers
  • Queen Maitraisse
  • Quartz Countertops
  • Norcold 841 RV Refrigerator with custom panels
  • Furrion 2 in 1 Stainless Steel Range
  • Full height tile backslash in the kitchen
  • White Apron sink
  • Goose neck Faucet in satin nickel
  • RV Porcelain toilet

*** This model as is is for sale for $63,135.00.

***Base cost on this model starts at $45,850.00

 

Custom Trailer – Ask the Builder

Ask the Builder: Segment 1 – Custom Trailer

Why we build our own custom trailer:

“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time” David Allan Coe

In our first ask the builder segment Jesse discusses the following features and other information that sets our custom trailers apart from the competitors. Whether we are building your tiny home, or you are building your own, starting with the correct trailer is essential for a good build.

Custom Trailer features:

Front crank jack

Electric trailer brakes

Breakaway switch

Safety chains

Propane bracket

Stabilizer Jacks

Heavy duty tie downs

6,7, & 8k axles

LED lights

Stay tuned for our next Ask the Builder: Segment 2- Framing. Coming soon!

Downsizing -Learning to Let Go

Learning to let go is one of the biggest obstacles to downsizing. Deciding what should stay and what should go is hard!  We are drowning in our clutter wondering why we are feeling stressed, exhausted, and overwhelmed.

Taking an inventory of your possessions and prioritizing them are major steps in downsizing your life.  Downsizing is emotional, all those memories and attachments are hard to let go of. If you really take inventory of what you need. Ask yourself some key questions.  You can let go and be free of possessions.  Here are some useful tips to get the process started.

When you are considering an item ask yourself the following questions:

  • How often do I use this? If you have not touched it in 6 months and it is not a seasonal item, then remove it from your life.
  • Would you pay to replace it? If it was lost, stolen, or destroyed would you pay to replace the item?
  • Are you saving it for someone else? Family heirloom you want to pass down? What are you waiting for?  You could give the item and experience them enjoying it.

Now that you have these questions in mind pick a room and set up three piles.  Toss. Keep. Maybe. Be mindful of the “maybe” pile, if it starts getting bigger than the other piles, remove it and give yourself only two options.  You should also consider a donation pile. In most cases, you can call local thrift stores and ask if they come and pick up donations. Consider holding a garage sale, offering items on craigslist or on eBay.  By tackling one room at a time you maintain focus and have a sense of accomplishment.

Consider asking for help from children or relatives. If you have children most of the stuff is probably related to them anyway, so why not get them involved. One of the biggest obstacles is sentimental objects. If you are keeping things for your kids, ask them if they want them, or better yet give them to them now if possible.  If you are someone who has kept every school project, baby outfit, girl scout uniform ask yourself if you are keeping it for you or them?  Consider taking a picture of the item and keeping it instead. It is the memories you are holding on to, not the actual item.

Do not agonize over the process.  Pour yourself some wine, set a timer and just begin.  Take breaks and keep your time blocks manageable, 2 hours or less.  Embrace what is truly valuable to you. Make every possession a conscious choice in your life. Believe it or not, you will start to feel lighter and freer as you let go.

Downsizing is a chore, but once the work is done you will have a sense of accomplishment and pride in your space.  Moving forward, remember to ask yourself the following before adding anything new:

  • Will this add value?
  • Does it bring me peace, joy, or purpose?

What are you waiting for?  Start your downsizing your life now.

Downsizing Reminder tips:
  1. Involve relatives
  2. Give away now
  3. One space at a time
  4. Use a timer
  5. Keep, toss, maybe or donation piles
  6. Garage sales, craigslist or eBay items

 

This blog post was inspired by Downsizing Tips: How to ease the Move to a Smaller Home.

 

Thinking Of Buying a Tiny Idahome?

Thinking of buying a Tiny Idahome? Designing your tiny home is the easy part. We will work with you to decide what design options will best suit your needs. Before the design process begins you may need to consider loan options. It is important to be prepared if you are applying for an RV or personal loan to make your dream a reality.

  • Prepare for a 20% down payment
  • Check your credit score, aim for a score between 700-650

Knowing the requirements before applying for the RV loan will make it a good experience. Consider your current bank, credit union, or check out personal loan options.  Keep in mind that RV loans are for recreation vehicles and most institutions do not consider them full-time housing. If this is the case, you may want to consider a personal loan for your purchase.

Your credit score will determine whether you qualify for a 15% down payment or if you will need the standard 20% down. You may still qualify with a 650-credit score, but lenders may require 30% down.

Look at your debt-to-income ratio to ensure you can make the required monthly payments. Your debt-to-income ratio should be under 35 to get approval.  Paying down existing credit card debt before you apply will increase your odds of approval.

Another thing to consider is where you will park your tiny home. Do some research on local zoning restrictions in your area. Tiny Idahomes are RV certified and can be parked in RV parks legally. All other locations will depend on your local zoning codes. Check out park fees to get a total picture of your tiny home costs.

After securing your loan, contact us to start the design process of your new Tiny Idahome. Check out our website for more information regarding models, ideas, or tips for your future Tiny Idahome.

Tiny Idahomes CEO Talks Certification at Tiny House Forum

Tiny Idahomes -Gypsy Model

Are you a traveling nomad? Dream of a smaller footprint? Tiny Homes are gaining popularity, but not all tiny homes are equal. Construction, legality, and certification are hot topics discussed in the City Club Boise forum on tiny house/small footprint homes.

The experts include our own CEO Tiny Idahomes, Jesse Collinsworth; Dana Zuckerman a small homes community developer in northwest Boise; and Hal Simmons Planning Director for the City of Boise (zoning and building codes).

Listen to the full Boise State public radio City Club Boise podcast and learn more about how community leaders are working together to overcome these obstacles.

Creative Entrance- Tiny Idahomes

2017 Pioneer Tiny House – 20′ Tiny House RV for sale $37,500 – Year end model closeout

This beautiful tiny house is 20′ long and it is a perfect combination of rustic and modern. Although smaller it offers a great interior space.

Here are this tiny house specs:

–  2 X 4 Construction

–  Blown in Fiberglass Batt Insulation – R-15 in walls, R-15 Ceiling and R-13 Floor

–  Board and Batt siding painted Sherwin Williams, Dark green

–  Exterior trim – natural cedar

–  Exterior accents – Natural cedar and rusted metal with cedar trim around it

–  Kinro windows – double pane – single hung – tempered glass

–  Interior walls White Bead Board with pine interior ceiling

–  Traffic master warm oak one piece vinyl flooring

–  Rear kitchen with White Arcadia cabinets and apartment style refrigerator

–  Butcher block countertops with stainless steel undermount sink and butcher block cover. Kitchen also has tall pantry cabinet with lots of space for storage

–  7’ sleeping loft with pine floor and custom built stairs to the loft with closet built in the stairs

–  Front Bathroom with 36” one piece shower, small bathroom sink and regular porcelain toilet

–  LED Dome lights throughout the tiny house

–   Electric baseboard heater.

–  6 gallon Suburban propane water heater

 

 

Gina’s Tiny House – 26′ Clear Creek

Gina is one of our few Idaho customers and we are so happy we got the opportunity to build her tiny house. She is absolutely amazing and we hope she will have a lot of fun and memorable times in her tiny house journey

 

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Here are the specs to her tiny house. It is a 26′ Clear Creek Model

 

2 X 4 Construction

Blown in Fiberglass Batt Insulation – R-15 in walls, R-15 Ceiling and R-13 Floor

Board and Batt siding painted:  Sherwin Williams Contented #SW6191

Trim – Sherwin Williams – Standard White & Grey Screen #SW7071 accent

Standing Seam Metal Roofing – Zinc

Kinro windows – double pane – Sliding– tempered glass

Interior walls and ceiling White Beadboard

Floor – one sheet vinyl –Diamond in Terrace tile/Multi Terra Slate

36” Standard paneled door with knocker – painted std white

Front Sleeping Loft area, 8’, pine tongue and groove floors with clear coat finish

Rear 6’ storage  loft area, pine tongue and groove floors with clear coat finish

Custom Storage Stairs, clear coated

Dakota Wall Sconces

Mid Kitchen with 27”, Deep  Double basin Stainless steel sink

Pullout Satin Nickel Faucet

4 burner 20” Danby range with 24” black vented range hood above

Cabinets – White Shaker Style with satin nickel pulls

28” Stainless Steel Whirlpool Refrigerator with icemaker WRT518SZF

Countertop – Maple Butcher block

5 1/2 ‘ bar area in Maple Butcher block

White fan light

Rear bathroom with Residential Round Toilet, Bathroom Exhaust Fan

36” one piece fiberglass shower with dual handle hardware

Small bath sink with cabinet below

Splendide Washer/Dryer combo in kitchen area

6 gallon dual propane/electric water heater

9,000 BTU Pioneer Mini Split Heat Pump

50 AMP RV connection and 50 AMP RV 12-volt power converter,  25’ Power Cord

RV Propane Connection with propane cover. Hose Bib water connection

Pex Plumbing pipe

3” Sewer  Connection